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everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is nearly 4:30. how about a little traffic and weather? something a little different out of the gate. >> all right. >> i'll be the first to say that forecast yesterday went south. >> boy did it. >> it was the first time in a long time computer models totally missed it. it is a tricky forecast to say when the clouds will burn off. one thing is certain, it is another day with the king tides peaking. today it will be around 10:38 this morning nearly 7 feet. be mindful of minor coastal flooding. there you have the gray slate out the door temperatures in the 50s. the full forecast is straight ahead. and antioch commuters hoping to catch a break by leaving earlier. an accident westbound 4 at "a" street. we're already seeing slowing. for a while all lanes were blocked. now just one lane is block. we are seeing a traffic jam at 4:30. they are working to clear it. >> all right. thank you, elizabeth. u.s. secretary of labor tom
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pervez in san francisco for a second day to help broker a settlement in the long running contract dispute at west coats ports. a resolution cannot come too soon for some big name companies like walmart, bed, bath & beyond, j.c. penney, levis, even honda. the shutdowns and worker slowdowns are costing millions. materials are just sitting at the port of oakland and 28 other ports. and that's why president obama ordered labor secretary perez to come mediate. >> a lot of people are sitting at home not getting paid the. if you don't need the manpower, they stay home. >> 20,000 dock workers have been without a contract since last july. management accuses the longshoremen of a slowdown of work. a woman, her fiance and her father headed into the bay off coyote point on monday afternoon. the woman is the only person
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who made it back alive. the canoe started to sink, the trio abandoned it. other relatives have been worried about how the 12-foot canoe would hold up in the bay. >> i'm going fishing. >> i don't think it's a good idea fishing. it's small. >> in the middle of the night the father was pulled out but died at the hospital. the body of his son luis was discovered tuesday morning. the wife was rescued after spending hours in 60-degree waters. her family says she is doing well. the national weather service is advising people to be cautious along the coast in the bay area. that's because the so-called king tides are expected through tomorrow. flooding and rip currents are expected. >> remember in december and january when we had low tide and the boaters were getting stuck in alviso same scenario
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high tide, very low tide. high tide today officially is at 10:38 in the morning. if we can get this into gear here. low tide at 4:16. let's check current temperatures right now in and around the bay area. 50s right now with overcast skies. we have tule fog in the central valley, marine layer at the coast. today we'll see a little bit more sunshine than yesterday into the 50s and 60s. tomorrow less fog as we start to see the setup of an onshore flow. and again, i just want it clearly illustrated, the king tides, we want you to travel with caution. elizabeth will be keeping a mindful watch on this. out the door, we have a couple of accidents.
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an overturn westbound 82 in the commute direction one lane blocked. it's early enough that we are not seeing a huge traffic jam. but it might slow you down a little bit approaching airbase parkway. this crash is still there in the westbound lanes of 4 at "a" street. it's a big backup for this time of the morning. you are going to get caught in that traffic jam to pittsburg- bay point. one lane is blocked but you can get by in the other lanes. and bay bridge, i can hear my producer on the phone with chp right now. we are trying to check on the overnight roadwork various lanes blocked on the right until 5 a.m. until 5 a.m. they were running traffic breaks earlier this morning to slow down traffic before you hit the fremont street exit. no delay so far at the toll plaza and no delays on the sensors once you hit the span. if you want to ride bart, so
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far everything is on time systemwide on a regular schedule. that's your latest "kcbs traffic." frank and michelle, back to you guys. >> all right. thank you, elizabeth. the energy company that sends volatile bakken crude oil through richmond has stopped doing so but not because of safety concerns. the trains carried the same highly flammable liquid that fueled this week's explosion in west virginia. now kpix 5 has learned that kinder-morgan has abruptly halted the trains. the last one carrying bakken crude passed through the bay area in late november. >> they don't plan on having any more crude come in until the prices start rising with the barrel of crude. >> richmond's fire marshal says the company told him that with the price of oil so low, it is not cost-effective to transport crude. he says the train cars that blew up in west virginia are the same model that traveled through richmond supposedly new and improved. crews in west virginia are letting the fire burn itself
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out. as it subsides, work has begun to remove the railcars. most of the 300 people who were evacuated are back home and their water and electricity are back online. a candlelight vigil is planned this evening to pro his morality clauses added to teacher contracts at catholic schools in the san francisco diocese. four high schools in san francisco, san mateo and kentfield all affected. eight state lawmakers have written a letter to the san francisco archbishop urging little to remove the cause. in the letter the lawmaker says this: it strikes a divisive tone which stands in stark contrast to the values that define the bay area and its history. the archbishop has not responded. but in the past he has written that catholic teachers must contribute to, quote, an atmosphere of holiness and virtue. two roommates got into a fight in on campus housing at
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santa clara university and one ended up stabbing the other. police say dillon kim attacked his roommate with a knife at 3:30 yesterday morning. kim then inflicted injuries on himself. the victim is now in the hospital and is expected to be okay. kim is under arrest. search is on right now for three men who robbed and shot an employee at a little caesar's in el cerrito. some security video captured two men walking inside while a third waited outside then one of them jumped on the counter demanding money the other held out a gun and shot an employee in the arm. two customers took cover at the front of store. the injured worker was then forced to empty out the safe. detectives say the firearm was not a typical handgun. >> it's possibly a shortened shotgun. hard to tell for sure. but it could be a weapon that's been sawed off essentially. >> employee was shot in the arm. a woman in her 20s is now out of the hospital recovering. an antioch teenager will be
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arraigned today on rape charges. 17-year-old darian miles, jr., is accused of kidnapping and raping a pizza delivery woman earlier this month. he is being tried as an adult and could face a life sentence if convicted. a deputy district attorney says the boy was wearing an ankle monitor at the time of the crime. prosecutors plan to use data from that to document his movements. 4:38. starting today the white house hosting a three-day summit on countering violent extremism. the obama administration says it will tackle the root caught of it in communities and how to it dress it worldwide. it won't address the fight against isis but republicans say there needs to be a greater emphasis on islam. millions of undocumented immigrants will have to wait to find out if they can stay in the u.s. because a federal judge agreed that president obama overstepped his boundaries. cbs news reporter susan mcginnis reports. >> reporter: it would have been
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today that the department of homeland security began accepting applications for temporary legal status from undocumented immigrants who came to the u.s. as children. >> i disagree with the texas judge's ruling and the justice department will appeal. >> reporter: but the ruling by the federal judge monday blocks president obama's executive action on immigration. the judge's ruling gave 26 states time to sue the administration to stop the president's action. in his 123-page ruling the judge said the president had overreach and that the policy would have burdened states with several million dollars in mandatory costs. >> it's flies to have a federal judge weigh in and say you were right. >> reporter: the president says the judge will decide in his favor saying the law and history are on his side. >> i'm confident that it is well within my authority and the tradition of the executive branches prosecutorial discretion. >> reporter: immigrants like steven rodriguez were
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disappointed with monday's ruling. >> we're as american as anybody else. we pay our taxes. we're not here to cheat the system. >> reporter: in dallas, immigration advocates and religious leaders prayed. in tucson they held a rally. the obama administrationization it will abide by the ruling during the appeal process. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. cal fire in morgan hill has received 1200 applications for 20 jobs. 300 people were brought in for interviewed. it's only february but the drought across the state has forced cal fire to start prepping for an early fire season. it is 4:40 on this wednesday. what would you be willing to give up in order to follow your dream? you're going to meet the bay area woman who is now a finalist for a one-way ticket to morse. >> and what is cool about your school? email your nominations to we may come and feature your school on the show.
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more people are going to
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dangerous extremes to put photos of themselves on the in evidence. ian schwartz explains why a bridge is potentially deadly. reporter: don't look down. this is one of the many insane shots posted online. people are pushing fear aside and walking under the foresthill bridge. >> wow. >> reporter: they saw the image you just did. they toured the bridge from above but are left scratching their heads as to why someone would scale below without any safety gear. >> and why are they doing this? [ laughter ] >> because they're teenagers. >> reporter: placer county sheriff's officials say they are busting more and more people hopping these fences to post a moment of glory online. they think sharing the photos on instagram is actually attracting others to do the same. >> i saw the bridge, i was like that is cool. >> reporter: connor came to explore the bridge tuesday after seeing a friend post a picture. >> i have seen some of the pictures people way out there. i personally never considered it. but i definitely do see the
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appeal. >> yeah. >> for sure. >> what people need to understand is there's 0% chance of survival. it's 730 feet. >> reporter: dina irwin is with the placer county sheriff's department and says just this weekend, deputies busted nearly 30 people trespassing. they are now beefing up patrols. >> the wind just funnels through here. it's extremely dangerous and unsafe. >> reporter: we also found out the county public works department is looking at ways to better secure the bridge. possibly adding barbed wire to where there is easy entry. >> that was ian schwartz reporting. over the weekend, placer county sheriff's department cited about 20 people for trespassing on that bridge. we are keeping an eye on this storm. this is a live look. let's take a look. temperatures in the teens gripping the south after the storm dumped up to a foot of open? the cold is refreezing snow and ice making for treacherous driving. across the south crews are clearing roads and repairing
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power lines after unusually heavy snowfall in places like charlotte and richmond. schools in nashville are closed until next week. and firefighters are louisville, kentucky, rescued a couple and their dog after they fell through an icy pond. pedestrians and motorists are now see a deep freeze set until. >> that cold is on the way deeper into the south and east. the jet stream taking a large dip. we'll see some record lows set over the course of the next couple of days. >> to the north in boston, people are still trying to get back to normal after being hit with 7 feet of snow in recent weeks. transit officials say the commuter rail system won't be fully up and running again for at least a month! >> that's the tough part. it's hard to move snow when it's 0 degrees outside. if you wait a couple of days after a storm because there's so much of it or if you are busy, you get zero degrees you're just stuck. >> with that kind of cold, too, at this particular time you can knock on the sidewalk and it's a layer of ice. i remember michigan avenue in chicago also i don't know if you saw the icicles hanging
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from the building? well, you can't put up the crime tape because when it gets warm and the icicles fall they can kill you, so they put up the crime tape. yesterday we had people whining about it dropped to 61 degrees here locally. it was the first time since the beginning of the year that we had temperatures at average or slightly even below. one thing that we are keeping a watchful eye on is the king tides the last round we'll experience in the bay area until the end of the year. overcast now, temperatures in the 50s. 54 in san francisco with the gray slate. there was the scene at valley christian yesterday. we did have the fog and the low clouds and never even a hint of some sunshine. so today we are looking at a little bit of sunshine here in the bay area. it's a tricky forecast. we'll get to that futurecast. but one thing up to be mindful of again the king tides. coastal flooding at least a minor flooding is anticipated. we did see a little lap of
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water at the embarcadero yesterday. we're anticipating that right around 10:38 this morning when that high tide is nearly 7 feet. what you can expect today, first off, low clouds and fog. some sunshine later today. and still beiging on a little bit of light precipitation towards the end of the month and the first day of march if the computer models serve us correctly. all right, this is like a summertime weather pattern with the marine layer stacked up next to the coast. then you have the tule fog. that's more of a wintertime pattern in throughout the val centrally. so we're smack in between both fog banks. we are still socked in around the bay mid-morning, hint of clearing throughout the tri- valley. san jose clears out during the afternoon hours. just a very brief break in some of the cloud deck late afternoon at the coast. tomorrow morning cloudy. but we'll see less fog as the week progresses all due to an offshore flow setting up.
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71 sunshine at the state capital. 65 with partial clearing in monterey bay. 62 in the high sierra. very spring-like conditions there. temperatures today into the 60s which is pretty much where we should be for this time of the year. backing into the 70s by the end of the workweek. we are going to be watching the chance of some very gusty winds by friday night into the weekend. and the potential of high fire danger with that offshore flow setting up. that's a quick look at your weather forecast. here's elizabeth with traffic. thank you, roberta. and out the door, already we're seeing a couple of different accidents and this one in fairfield is still out there and i just checked the chp reports. looks like it's blocking a lane so it's all happening in the commute direction westbound 80 at airbase parkway. it was an overturn accident. it's not causing a huge delay because it is still early. much better news for antioch drivers. all lanes are back open. we are watching an early- morning crash almost overnight on westbound 4 at "a" street. for a while all lanes were
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blocked. now all lanes are back open. so now we're kind of seeing the usual backups beginning near the roadwork trying to get out of antioch and heading into the pittsburg-bay point area. here's a live look at the san mateo bridge. now, both directions of the san mateo bridge have roadwork from claw witter straight on out to foster city boulevard from clawiter. so westbound and eastbound 92 are affected. we are wondering about the overnight roadwork at the bay bridge. they are alternating lanes for the roadwork. so that's why they're running some traffic breaks while they change those lanes where the roadwork is happening. so we're not seeing any backups right now as you head to treasure island. that was a different story a little earlier. i think they're in the clearing phases now the it was all scheduled to wrap up by 5:00. so in the next 10 minutes it should be out of there anyway. no delay at the toll plaza and the eastshore freeway. 18 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the maze. if you don't want to drive at all, you can always ride bart. so far everything is on time and on a regular schedule. if anything changes once you hit the roads, remember kcbs,
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our radio partner, when you hit the roads at 106.9 fm or 740- am. that's the latest from here. guys, back to you. >> all right. thank you, elizabeth. a bay area woman is now a step closer to winning a trip to the red planet. but there is a catch. it's one way. betty yu talked to her about what would be a historic mission to mars. >> reporter: it's a mission that's literally out of this world winning a trip of a lifetime to mars. >> the moment you got the word, what was your first reaction? >> i cried. i was super excited. >> reporter: tanya ambrister of oakland is one of 100 finalists who could leave earth in 2024. they have been comose friend 200,000 applicants from around the world to be part of the "mars one" project to send humans to mars using today's technology. >> why leave earth? >> why not leave earth? there's so much more to explore and see within our own solar
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system. >> reporter: the 36-year-old works in research and development at a pharmaceutical company in san francisco. she has been preparing to be a martian for months. >> basically, we are creating a new society on another world from scratch. >> reporter: she still has to pass group challenges to make the final 24. >> i would say this is suicidal to take a trip like this. >> suicidal getting on the bay bridge every morning, you know? there are some crazy drivers in the bay area. >> reporter: she say the risk is worth it although it will be hard to say good-bye to friends and family. >> to leave that all behind, um, to go to another planet, to, um, open more doors for human beings, i mean, that's a lot to sacrifice. but i'm willing to do that because i truly believe in this project. >> reporter: betty yu, kpix 5. >> she is very brave. don't you think? >> i'm all about a road trip but i like coming home. [ laughter ]
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>> exactly. a tech worker in san mateo county is also in the running. "mars one" plans to partly fund the trip by shooting a reality tv style competition. of course. >> how about that. >> why not. saving the birds in the bay has saved hundreds of volunteers, time and money.
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a broken beacon on the bay bridge that keeps ships from hitting the span is replaced over the weekend, two months after the manufacturer delivered a faulty one in addition to other navigational instruments, the beacons help guide container ships around the bridge supports during bad
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weather. lots of buzz going around that apple is planning on buying tesla. an influential blogger is predicting apple will buy tesla within 18 months for $75 billion. for more than a year, rumors have been swirling around silicon valley that apple wants tesla. last week it was reported apple is working on its own electric car. >> suggesting that they are thinking, gee, this car thing could be a good idea and might be an even better idea if tesla and apple merge because then apple wouldn't have to reinvent the wheel and tesla and apple have a certain amount of infinity and tesla stores could move apple products with some modifications apple stores could move tesla cars. >> he says tesla has had a great deal of trouble getting stores launched on the east coast. he says apple could use its cloud in a combined company to open up the east coast to tesla. >> might be time to buy tesla stock. international bird rescue says they need more money to help the goo-covered birds that were all rescued in the bay.
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the nonprofit has paid the bill $150,000, but they are running out of money now to treat all the birds. more than 500 were coated in a substance. hundreds have died. federal labs say it's non- petroleum based fats or oils. authorities are trying to figure out where it came from. the lawyer for suspended state senator leland yee is asking for more time before his federal corruption trial. yee was among several people arrested last march on racketeering, money laundering and weapons charges. he also faces charges for accepting bribes for political favors. his lawyer wants to push the trial back from early june to mid-august. 4:56. talks will resume again today in hopes ending that labor dispute at west coast ports. major companies feeling all the pain from the big slowdown. >> the teenager accused of robbing and raping a pizza delivery woman is set to appear in court today. coming up, why prosecutors believe they can prove he did
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nothing has been happening. we're at a standstill. >> the u.s. labor secretary is in san francisco again today to help solve the stalemate at west coast ports. tom perez is helping mediate the labor dispute. businesses will continue to lose money until it's finally resolved. >> people who were so excited in november now they can gather their papers together but they can't participate. >> today was supposed to be the day when millions of undocumented immigrants could apply for legal status. instead, they will have to wait while the justice department appeals a court decision temporarily blocking the president's immigration plan. >> there's so much more to explore and see within our own solar system. >> and an oakland woman was selected as one of the 100 finalists for a one-way trip to mars. the "mars one" project plans to launch a mission to the red planet in the year 2024. 24 people will be chosen to
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make that trip. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning." captions by: caption colorado your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. taking alive look out at the bay bridge, you can see the water down below. remember, king tides are expected through tomorrow. good morning, everyone. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is "hump day." it is 5:00. and it's time to find out what your day is going to look like. >> i wish i had a dollar for every time someone said they were cold yesterday. >> i'll give you a buck. it was cold yesterday. >> it was average. that's where we should be for this time of the year. our temperatures have been well above normal for this winter season. and yesterday we were in the upper 50s and low 60s. out the door this morning as michelle said, we have the king tides alert in effect with the coastal flood statement saying that today high tide is 7 feet, very


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